SHEPHERD V. COM
CRIMINAL: Multiple errors rejected, including claim to suppress under KRS 610.220
OPINION BY ABRAMSON
DATE RENDERED: 2/21/2008
SC affirmed Defendant’s conviction and life sentence for murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. Shepherd was not entitled to a separate trial from his co-defendants. SC rejected Shepherd’s 8 other claims of error, finding the TC did commit harmless error in including life without the possibility of parole in its sentencing instructions. A failure to comply with the requirements of KRS 610.220 does not automatically result in suppression of a statement.
Digested by Scott C. Byrd